10 Myths About SNAP
Fact: The SNAP Program is a nutrition assistance program that changes lives and helps communities. It helps low income people buy nutritious foods. It is not welfare.
Fact: SNAP is an entitlement program. Anyone who applies and is eligible will get SNAP benefits. This will not reduce the amount that goes to anyone else.
Fact: The North Texas Food Bank Case Assistance Navigators can assist with your SNAP application via onsite assistance at one of our SNAP Partners locations, phone assistance through our Call Center, or virtual assistance if you have access to a computer, and once the application has been submitted to HHSC, applicants can request a telephone interview
Fact: Up to $15,000 of the fair market value (FMV) for the highest valued countable vehicle is exempt. The excess over $15,000 FMV is counted toward the combined resource limit.
Up to $4,650 FMV for all other countable vehicles is exempt. The excess over $4,650 FMV is counted toward the combined resource limit.
Fact: SNAP benefits are for anyone who applies and qualifies.
Fact: You use benefits by running a Lone Star card through the credit card machine at the grocery store. Other people are unlikely to notice.
Fact: People who get the right amount of SNAP benefits do not have to pay them back. If you benefit because of false information, then you will have to pay them back.
Fact: Individuals may work and still have income low enough to qualify for SNAP benefits. In fact, nearly 80% of SNAP households nationally had at least one working adult in the home.
Fact: The resource limit for SNAP is $5,000 for families and individuals.
Fact: While some may only qualify for the minimum SNAP allotment, the amount of SNAP benefits received depends on the conditions of the household applying.